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UNHCR presents Aqeela Asifi with 2015 Nansen Refugee Award


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UNHCR presents Aqeela Asifi with 2015 Nansen Refugee Award

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has named Afghan refugee Aqeela Asifi its 2015 Nansen Refugee Award winner.

She was recognised for devoting her time to providing refugee girls in Pakistan with access to an education, while also adapting to a life in exile.

Although working with scarce resources and “significant cultural challenges,” the 49-year-old has so far led a thousand girls through their primary education.

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